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Friday, June 26, 2009

June 25: When Michael Jackson Was No. 1 on Google, and Christian Eyenga Was No. 2

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

So, in what was clearly the biggest news of this week, and will most likely go down as one of the most remembered stories of the entire year, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away at the age of 50.

Obviously, in terms of the kind of worldwide awareness that drives virtual discussion, that's pretty freaking huge. No surprise, then, that Michael Jackson easily topped Goggle's trends for June 25, 2009. "Michael Jackson died" and "Michael Jackson dead 2009" took the top two spots.

Who/what was third?

That would be one Christian Eyenga, the unheralded, unheard of pick by the Cavs in the 2009 NBA draft.

And it wasn't just the ingorant internet masses trying to figure out who he was. Even Brian Windhorst was a little clueless when it came to background information on the Congo product. Check out his two tweets after the pick.

(Hat tip to Chris Littmann's twitter)

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